The practice has just moved into their new studio, designed and funded by the practice and co-located on London’s most central city farm at the southern end of Westminster Bridge. The studio embodies our values of efficiency, beauty and function and will facilitate the practices steady growth and ambition.
Following a successful competition shortlisting, Feilden Fowles presented their scheme for the Cambridge Botanic Gardens Systematic beds project. The project sits among the historic landscape of the Systematic Beds and nearby to the Stirling Prize winning Sainsbury’s laboratories. A further round of design and consultation has been planned for the coming months.
Feilden Fowles studio is progressing at pace this month with the pre-fabricated douglas fir frame completing on site. This frame has been built by an ex-colleague Alex Thomas and his fellow carpenter Jan Ciechanowicz. A topping out ceremony was held with the whole office, marking a significant moment in the practices progression.
Feilden Fowles has won an invited competition to design the new head office for one of the UK’s leading outdoor learning charities, The Ernest Cook Trust. The site is within the walled garden at Fairford Park, Gloucestershire and the project sensitively restores the north wall of the garden introducing a new building draws inspiration from victorian glasshouses and the microclimates created within walled gardens. The design bridges the wall with a combination of workplace, education facilities and meeting areas. See more about the project here.
Our first new-build gallery and visitor centre has gained full planning permission at a planning committee in Wakefield. This project is situated in the green belt in the historic landscape of Bretton Country Park. The project also gained Arts Council Round 2 funding. The intention is to tender during the autumn and go on site in Spring 2017.
The prestigious Young Architect of the Year Award recognises young practices from across Europe, with the category being open to fully qualified architects who have been practicing for 12 years or less.
This award is recognition for the “most promising architectural practice in the European Union” and the award has previously been won by the likes of Niall McLaughlin, Carmody Groarke, Coffey Architects and Arquitecturia. This is the first time a UK practice has won the award since 2012.
We are delighted to be included in the Architecture Foundation’s book “New Architects 3”, described as “The definitive survey of the best emerging architectural practices in Britain today”.
Feilden Fowles are delighted to be shortlisted for this years Young Architect of the Year Award. See this years shortlist here. We look forward to hearing this years guest speaker Stephen Fry at the awards ceremony on the 9th March.
Feilden Fowles has submitted planning for Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new visitor centre, West Yorkshire. The new visitor centre will provide visitors a world-class gallery space, restaurant and shop. The building is designed sympathetically with the historic landscape, sheltering from the nearby motorway and embracing the stunning views across the park for the public to enjoy.
Feilden Fowles’ Fitzjames Teaching & Learning Centre at Hazlegrove School has been shortlisted for the Best Public & Education Project category. One of our first awards in a material category.
We look forward to hearing the results at the ceremony in November.